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. everybody knew within two or three days that this was a terror attack, except the obama white house. five sunday shows. the president two days later can't answer if it's a terrorist attack. call him out o on it, and it's race card, four more years. >> you can't color-code criticism. this is nothing to do with her skin color, susan rice. it's all about her competency. she misled the american people. that is what happened. americans want answers. those poor families of these american heroes who were killed, playing the race card that is totally taken that off the table and the debate has been shifted to someone's race when in fact it has nothing to do with race. >> sean: michael, i've known you a long time. we disagree on politics. you don't play the race card. in all the time i've known you, you're never come on this program and said something that is racial or accused republicans that you disagree with of having some type of racist motives. isn't there a danger in the strategy that, you know, the dog whistle strategy of msnbc commentators, for example? >> yes. it has nothing to do with ra
't they? >> that's right. obama won the support of young white voters four years ago. that group, 18-29-year-old white voters tilted the other direction this year. they favored romney by a somewhat slim margin. but they don't make up that big of a share of the young voters. what kept obama in such strong standing is the fact this age group is so diverse. >> suarez: when people talk about the changing face-off america, you see it more in the 18-29s than any of the other age? >> absolutely. this generation, 42% of voters in 18-29 were nonwhite, 58% were white. that is far different from the folks 30% and older. those nonwhite voters continue to back democrats very strongly as they have in previous elections and they make up an enormous part of this age group, and that was a big factor for obama. >> suarez: so in your analysis, are there states where this vote clearly made the difference? >> in a close state almost any vote can make a difference, but there's no question keeping that youth vote was yackal to obama in four states, ohio, florida, virginia, and pennsylvania. obama lost by a
this with attorney general eric holder. epa had lisa jackson van jones who was at the white house and president obama won an election. he liked susan rice. he's close to her. it's clear he thinks she would be the best for the job or one of the best for the job, and he's going to fight for her. i think you're right. backing him into a corner may prompt him to fight harder. >> amanda, the story has not advanced since day one. john mccain and kelly ayotte and lindsey graham saying why did she say the things she said? the only advance we had is the intelligence community said she said exactly what we told her to say. we knew it was an attack, and we told her not to say because we didn't want al qaeda to know we knew it at that point. the real question is why is mccain making this attack and wasting whatever political capital and reputation he has left? >> reporter: well, some people are wondering does mccain want to simply stay in the spotlight? mccain is known for foreign policy. he's known for going on sunday shows. the benghazi issue gets him back in the spotlight. everyone is talking about john mccai
. but in this business of what would have happened if obama had lost the popular vote and still won the white house, i think you would have had a very different reaction from obama, and i think that in the year 2000 if al gore had been able -- if the shoe had been on the other foot and gore had become president while bush got the popular vote, he would have responded differently, he would have acknowledged that, and he would have wanted to do something about it. that has to change at some point, and it's going to have to change after -- probably after both sides' oxen are gored. >> you think we're going to get a change in our constitution to make it a popular vote? >> you don't need it to be the constitution. but on this business of what would have happened if obama had lost the popular vote and still won the white house, i think you would have had a very different reaction from obama and i think in the year 2000 if al gore had been able -- if the shoe had been on the other foot and al gore became president while bush got the popular vote, he would have responded differently. he would have acknowledge
and tax increases at the start of 2013. from the white house came word that president obama will try to build public pressure on congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and prevent tax hikes for everyone else. white house spokesman jay carney. >> well, the president believes very strongly that the american people matter in this debate. because this debate is about them. the question of whether or not taxes go up on 98% of american tax payers is a very important to ordinary americans. it is not just a matter for discussion between the president and the senate minority leader. or other congressional leaders. >> brown: to that end the president met privately today with small business owners. on friday he'll travel to the philadelphia area to speak further on the issue. not to be outdone, house republicans said they'll meet with small business owners and workers in their districts arguing against the president's plan. in the senate republican my ontario leader mitch mcconnell dismissed the president's new tactics. >> as we head into the fiscal cliff negotiations, my advice to the presiden
have lost. barack obama may have won the white house, but e republicans do have the house of representatives. the american public is saying that we should stick to the principal principle message that we have said. washington is running way too much money. there may be differences in want of other issues, t on this one, most americans agree that there's too much waste and fraud and abuse and let's eliminate that. cheryl: where do they fit nto this scenario? fatcat ceos, those from honeywell, allstate, do you think that that is going to be a sitive conversation? will congressional leaders listen? >> i would think that they have been listening to the ceos all along. and even lookng at wall street and main street and they all say the same thing. we want certainty out of washington. we haven't gotten it from is administration, whether it is dodd-frank and all the mess that the excessive spending. so i think that wall street and main street will say the same thing. stoppending soso much, put your fiscal hou in order. >> let me ask you about warren buffett. warren buffett saying
a look. >> it's been a rough week for the white house turkey. as you know, president obama pardoned the white house turkey last week. now republicans want to know what it knows about benghazi. a little dicey there. what else? americans spent $59 billion shopping over thanksgiving weekend. $59 billion. yeah. now china's going hey, we thought you were broke. where's our money? what is that all about? and today, of course, is cyber monday. this is the biggest online shopping day of the year, which of course, makes tomorrow identity theft tuesday. big, big holiday. >> can you believe this? a christian college is suing the obama administration over its health care law. yeah. they're citing the part in the bible where jesus refuses to heal a leper because it's a pre-existing condition. remember that part? the movie "lincoln" came in third at the box office this weekend. yeah. however experts agree it's still not lincoln's worst time at the theater. >> that's terrible to laugh at that. >> that's definitely a movie we have to see. el "early start" continues right now. >>> will they break th
the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that broadens base. >> you don't raise rates. you cap the amounts of eitemize deductions. >> reporter: america is borrowing too much money trying to keep social security and medicare afloat. >> there will come a point in time where we can't borrow anymore money and interest rates will sky rocket. >> this congress is already one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and no word yet on when the next white house meeting will happen. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the governor of new
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in washington. the president's fiscal cliff campaign. live pictures of the white house are president obama will meet today with 15 small business owners. the first of a series of meetings this week as the administration puts the pressure on congress to make a deal. the "washington post" reporting the talks are accelerating between president obama and top congressional leaders, including john boehner who was on the phone with the president over the weekend. the white house's pr campaign is being buoyed along by warren buffett who is voicing support for tax hikes for americans just like him. >> i think it would have a great effect in terms of the morale of the middle class who have seen themselves paying high payroll taxes, income taxes and then watched guys like me end up paying a rate that's below that, you know, paid by the people in my office. >> joining me now is wisconsin's republican senator ron johnson. senator, it's great to have you with us this morning. and as we talk about what's taking place in washington, d.c. right now, the million dollar question is all concerns around senato
. >> thank you. >> we're following developing news out of the white house where president obama is expected to host mexico's president-elect within the next hour. issues like trade, border security and immigration are scheduled to come up. it's skijed for a quick meeting. one expert says from the mexican side there's a real desire to rebalance the relationship. there's a perception and feeling that the security issues became the exiclusive focus. they want to make sure the economy and global aspects of the relations aren't lost. let me bring in chief washington correspondent, john harwood. a 15-minute meeting does that equate to a photo op perhaps? >> sure, it's a photo op. obviously, relation with mexico are extremely he important. the united states is the largest trading partner of mexico. we've seen that immigrants from mexico played a critical role in american elections, and it's a good time to broaden that dialogue to economic issues. you know, the issues of immigration have faded somewhat because the rate of immigration has slowed because our economy has slowed. the drug violence and
the intelligence community gave her were incorrect and that at no time did she or anyone in the obama administration intend to mislead the american people. the white house worked to reinforce that tuesday. >> ambassador rice has no responsibility for collecting, analyzing and providing intelligence. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell joined rice's capitol hill meeting to help her field questions. danielle nottingham cbs 5. >>> president obama is making a public case this week for his approach to avert the "fiscal cliff." he is meeting today and tomorrow with small business owners and middle class families and he will visit a small business in pennsylvania on friday. negotiations with republicans continue behind closed doors. a democratic senator says his side is willing to discuss reform of medicare and medicaid. >> the math just doesn't work anymore. not because the programs are bad but because thank goodness we're living longer. >> republicans are signalling they're open to compromise but so far, they still oppose the president's idea to raise taxes on the wealthy. ins
with president obama at the white house. nieto wants to talk about trade, manufacturing, energy deals between mexico and the united states. wolf blitzer sat down with him for an interview a couple of hours ago. more on that in a bit. mexico's president-elect wants to update the conversation between his country and the united states. he's talking about the drug wars, security, immigration, all of those things on the agenda. millions of people in both countries are affected by the decisions that he and president obama make and it's time to redirect the relationship. how do they do it? cnn contributor ruben navaret. you wrote a to-do list for both leaders. what does the new president of mexico, what does he need to do? >> right. i think, suzanne, one of the thing his needs to do is reframe the relationship and redefine the paradigm. the case that mexico comes to the was asks for certain things, recently for $1.4 billion in funding under the initiative to help fight the drug war. i think the conversation needs to turn around and mexico needs to start saying what it's going to offer the united sta
by the obama administration for brokering a ceasefire in gaza, and now the white house is silent on the more -- coupe. middle east expert professor hoover institute senior fellow "wall street journal" as columnist among our guests here tonight. we begin with the president's broad based strategy to conduct our right class warfare against the republican party on the issue of taxes and the fiscal cliff. the white house today released a report from the council of economic advisers. that report claims that if republican lawmakers don't accept the president's fiscal proposals they would be responsible for destroying christmas for the nation's retail sector. the national retail federation is forecasting that holiday sales will grow. if congress does not act on the president's plan to extend tax cuts for the middle-class and jobs in our economy at the most important time of the year for retail stores. as the president uses similar scare tactics to bully republicans into a deal press secretary jay carney today made clear where the president himself simply refuses to compromise. >> there are issues th
president obama has rejected this kind of approach. i'm glad the white house is calling them on it saying what i will not do is have a process that is vague saying we are sort of going to raise revenuear close loopholes that have not been identified. he won this election on arithmetic. the white house said it has not seen a realistic proposal from republicans. he keeps saying the math doesn't work. you can't raise enough revenue. obama would be open to proposals so long as the tax rate remains on the table. carney, the president's carney said social security shouldn't be on the table. it is not currently a driver of the deficit. that's an economic fact. >> we've been open to revenue by closinging loopholes as long as it's tied to spending cuts. >> as long as it's mitt romney's plan. that's what we're for. >> stephanie: what? you're acting like, it's almost like a hostage crisis. like they don't have the gun and are issuing demands. like what? >> what are you talking about? >> stephanie: exactly. mike in philadelphia, you're on the "stephanie miller show." hi, mike. >> caller: hi, steph ho
. the white house says frankly that's not good enough. aides say president obama spoke with the house speaker john boehner and the senate majority leader harry reid over the weekend. and the president is confident they can work out some sort of agreement. mike emanuel on fox top story live in the d.c. newsroom tonight. mike, it looks like some republicans are changing their tunes. >> shep, republicans say they favor both major spending cuts and additional revenue from tax reform with lower tax rates. the pledge you mentioned is identified with americans for tax reforms grover norquist who has gotten many republicans to promise they won't vote to raise taxes. south carolina senator lindsey graham is pushing back saying capping deductions would help generate revenue. the top republic on the senate budget committee explained graham's position. >> he is conditioning any tax increase on fixing these programs, social security and medicare, particularly in making sure that they are sound for the future. so that's lindsey's position. and he has talked about accepting revenue to accomplish that goal.
. and that the size of the fed asset purchases is abnormal. meanwhile the white house says president obama called house speaker john boehner and harry reid this weekend for avoid efforts on fiscal cliff. on wednesday president obama will seek more input from top ceos, including gold man's lloyd blankfein and caterpillar's doug owner hill man. a number will travel to washington to try to reach a deficit cutting deal as part of the fix the debt campaign. so all things fiscal cliff still pre-dominate. we have a time clock that's quickly running out. how important is it that we get an agreement before the end of the year? >> this is like the debt ceiling argument. people got into a panic. that's something we even imposed on ourselves to decide that the debt shouldn't go too high. so it's not a bad thing. same with the fiscal cliff. what are we saying with the fiscal cliff? we're saying the economy might be revealed to be what it's actually doing because we'll take away the artificial supports because we think it's held any enough now to maybe after itself. that might entail a step drop because at the
and the country's next leader, minutes away from sitting down with president obama at the white house. my next guest explains why americans have the wrong idea about mexico. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. part of a whole new line of tablets from dell. it's changing the conversation. ♪ >>> on a day of mourning for the victims of that factory fire in bangladesh, allegations of arson have now surfaced. more than 100 workers died when they were trapped inside that burning building. now the country's prime minister says he believes arsonists are to blame. meanwhile, walmart stores which were supplied clothing from this particular factory issued this statement. let me quote it. a supplier, subcontracted work to this factory without authorization. we have terminated the relationship with that supplier, end quote. >>> across britain, the problem is flooding. l
that they used to get president obama reelected to get a fiscal deal done, the white house is focussed on the middle class, they call senators, and house machines and tell them, -- house numbers, telling them, uncertainty is killing me but they fail to mention that tax hike with fiscal cliff, president obamaments tax hikes on those making more than $2 theft thousand a year, that will affect their middle class that their job creat creators the nor be able to pay them. neil: the train has left that spending station. i should say that taxes will go up. leaving that aside. how do you make the argument that a deal by the end of the year, even if it is bad, is better than no deal, if ratings agents pounce on a crafty deal, let's say waded toward tax hikes not addressinggspending cuts, wouldn't credit agency seize on that and downgrade us just the same? >> absolutely. this is what we saw with debt ceiling last summer, we saw our credit rating go down. and if you want to talk about that, white house tapped tim geithner today, treasury secretary to head the fiscal talks, he is the one that said
to return president obama to the white house, i have spoken often about compromise. i remain optimistic that, when it comes to our economy, when it comes to protecting middle-class families from a whopping tax hike, republicans and democrats will be able to find common ground. president dwight eisenhower, a republican, once said, "people talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. there have to be compromises. the middle of the road is all usable space." so said white house and higher. -- dwight eisenhower. too often, we face off, not realizing that the solution rests somewhere in the middle. i remind everyone of one fact. this congress is one vote away from avoiding a fiscal cliff for middle-class families and small businesses. we can solve the greatest economic emergency facing the nation today if only the house would consent the senate-passed bill freezing -- freezing tax rates. as thomas jefferson said, "we should not put off tomorrow what we can do today." our legislation would give economic certainty to the middle class, protect important tax reductions for famili
. but the white house just announced that president obama is going to be going to pennsylvania on friday to try to sell his version of the tax plan to the american people. is that going to help things? >> well, john, you know, it's a dual strategy right now that we're seeing develop in these negotiations over the fiscal cliff. the first strategy, of course, and the first bullet point is when president obama gets together with congressional leaders and they try to get some kind of resolution. the second bullet point, though, is to try to pressure the republican party and that's what we're seeing from president obama by going out to pennsylvania, to this manufacturing facility, that makes toys, including tinker toys and the k'nex building set. so we'll be doing that on friday. in addition, today it actually starts. pressure campaign begins today. they'll be meeting with small business owners at the white house. tomorrow it will be meeting with middle class americans who say that they will be impacted if congress doesn't fix the fiscal cliff. they'll also be meeting with business leaders this week
that won't materialize later. >> reporter: and president obama is holding a series of events at the white house and on the road trying to win more public support this week for his approach. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:44. wall street seems to be teetering on that fiscal cliff as investors wait too react. pam cook -- wait to react. pam cook is here to tell us what is it at stake. what is at stake? >> a lot. it's being discussed on capitol hill and being watched on wall street. in order to avoid this disaster, it involves tax and spending cuts. tough decisions will have to be made. many economists say for a fixed amount of revenue its eitherrier to remove deduction -- either to remove deductions. one item being discussed, interest on mortgages. >> the concern is if nothing is done, we have automatic tax increases, big tax increases and automatic spending cuts. that produces the fiscal drag the government is making -- is taking more income out of the taxes and pumping less into spending. the concern is that could produce a recession. >> any
or a loss vegas sands, dillard's, and etahn allen. >> the white house is announcing president obama will hit the road this week to urge americans to support tax increases were the wealthiest americans. he will tour manufacturing facilities and speaking in southeastern pennsylvania on friday. he will meet with small-business owners at the white house today. piddocks was supporthe fiscal cliff is a combination of scheduled tax increases and spending cuts that economist predict was in the u.s. economy into a recession. >> we will be right back as the kron for morning news continues. off to developing stores are all falling. one is a police standoff on treasure island with a robbery suspect. also a possible officer involved should out in milpitas. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza light traffic for now. welcome back. new consumer credit data shows that more americans are falling behind on their auto payments. particularly between july and september. back-to- school needs and other needs are putting a strain on consumers' wallets. of dropping seven approving in the overall auto world. ther
and is qualified for a number of positions in the foreign policy arena. i will leave it at that. >> president obama shows his support of susan rice as well. he had his first white house news conference after his election. the president took exception to republican senators critical of rice. if they want to come after any one they should come after me. >> kelly wright, thank you very much. senator lindsay graham is one of the three senators who have a lot of questions for ambassador rice. >> he gave us a preview of what he will be looking for during today's discussion. >> she asked to meet with us i will listen to what she has to say about her role in benghazi. the more i know about benghazi the more upset i am that the consulate was even open on september 11th. when you look at the history about the dangers we should never have been open or heavily reinforced. during the attack i am more core idea about how we couldn't help them for 7 hours. a spontaneous event caused by video turn nude a riot is less credible than ever. i want to listen to her side of the story. the most basic information on what
in running for the seat. >>> this morning's "washington post" says private talks between president obama and top republicans including house speaker john boehner are accelerating. but the white house must contend with members of his own party who are pushing back against proposals that significantly reshape entitlement programs like medicare and social security. white house press secretary jay carney said yesterday the president is open to compromise and should republicans make a realistic proposal on taxes, they will meet them halfway. >> math tells us that you can't get the kind of balanced approach that you need without having rates be part of the equation. we haven't seen a proposal that achieves that, a realistic proposal, that achieves that. the reality is, closing loopholes and ending deductions as an alternative to raising rates on the top earners, top 2%, those making over $250,000, sounds good, but you have to look at the actual contents of those proposals. >>> and a new poll shows the majority of americans do want compromise in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. 67% say a deal s
politicians take the fiscal clipper demint to the voters again. obama's heads to suburban philadelphia. white house officials will say he continues to make his case to keep them where they are earning less than two 1/5 thousand and those making more. after a week of meetings of ceo and business leaders but not any with congressional negotiators. >> instead of sitting down with lawmakers to work out agreement, he is back on the campaign trail with the same talking points. >> the president tries to dramatize what the president shows the 60% of voters agree the wealthy should pay more in taxes. >> and republicans are responding that house republicans will visit local small businesses to emphasize the threat to jobs posed by the small business tax hike. lori: the epa may impose new regulations on air quality and carbon emissions and now one of particular is trying to prevent them from going into effect and peter barnes has details. senator inhofe the most vocal critic of the epa, the heartland institute presented him with more than 16,000 petitions and that demand congress cohmad graner wrote age
by about 1.3 million votes. california voted for obama by about 2.3 million votes. texas conservative state. california, dominated by liberal americans. both states have more minority voters than white voters. the overriding tradition of texas is that self-reliance rules. most voters there don't want government telling them what to do. therefore, they don't have a lot of social service. no state income tax in texas. however, get in the lone star state about $40 billion. there is a balanced budget amendment. by contrast california owes an astounding $167 billion. and it's running an annual deficit of about 9 billion. money they that can never never be paid back. what is california getting for all of that? high school graduation rate 37 out of 50 states. per capita income, $44,500. but, there is a 10.1% unemployment rate. crime number one. there are more prisoners in california than any other state. take a look at texas. high school ranks 44th. slightly above california. per capita income about 40,000 bucks per year. but there is relatively low unemployment 6.6%. convicts in state prisoners r
to "power lunch." it is a fiscal cliff faceoff. president obama meeting with small business leaders at the white house this afternoon to make his case for higher taxes ahead. we will also go to the home state of a kai player in tey pl talks. >>> the chevy volt struggling to work with car makers aed car buyers. why is general motors doubling down with its big bet in electric and has it jumped its sales? >>> facebook stock up 10% in the past week and 30% the past two months. has it finally turned a corpser? >>> speaking of corners, we have switched corners, tyler, the gentleman that he is, is braving you the snow and the ice in new york city and he is down on the floor of the new york estock exchange. >> a mucky day. not since 2008 has it been so high. more evidence the housing recovery is taking root. prices rising in the big cities but a warning we may head into a recession next year if the u.s. and europe don't solve their fiscal messes. right now the dow industrials a built of a breather down 21 points. >>> meanwhile, 34 days to the fiscal cliff. will a deal be done in time? today
sandwich or whole bowl of soup. >> obama: for the first time in our history the winners of the white house turkey party were chosen through a highly competitive online vote. once again nate silver completely nailed it. the guy is amazing. >> eliot: nate does get it right. florida takes a hard look at its stand your ground law and changes exactly nothing. that's next on "viewpoint." but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks or jumping into the market he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense from td ameritrade. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. d-con. get out. unwrap your paradise. soft, sweet coconut covered in rich, creamy chocolate. almond joy and mounds. unwrap paradise. (vo) always outspoken, now unleashe
think so? the polls were tight but favoring president obama. what north star was guiding the gop convincing them that the white house would be back in their hands in january?
rather have a whole sandwich or whole bowl of soup. >> obama: for the first time in our history the winners of the white house turkey party were chosen through a highly competitive online vote. once again nate silver completely nailed it. the guy is amazing. >> eliot: nate does get it right. florida takes a hard look at its stand your ground law and changes exactly >> eliot: when a tragedy occurs the hope we cling to is that a lesson can be learned to prevent that tragedy from ever occurring again. following the senseless shooting of trayvon martin, governor rick scott created a specific task force to study the implications of effectiveness of the florida controversial stand your ground law. after eight months the task force has released the report that says it's pretty much fine as it is. they suggested only slight alterations to the law. joining us now is chris smith who formed his own task force to exam stand your ground, and david hemmingway conducting extensive research into the issue of gun violence. thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> eliot: yo
.s. economy back into a recession. both congress and the white house are trying to make a deficit reduction deal to avoid the financial chaos. and president obama's reverting to some campaign mode right now to try to make sure things are done his way. our white house correspondent dan lothian is joining us now with new information. what are you learning, dan? >> reporter: well, wolf, while senior members of the administration including secretary geithner, chief of staff jack lou also top advisor meeting with -- the president himself trying to sell his vision to the public, but some say it's not a winning strategy. it doesn't take a gps to find the way to the fiscal cliff. much more difficult, finding the off ramp. at the president's first meeting with congressional leaders more than a week ago, there was a sense of optimism. >> my hope is is that this is going to be the beginning of a fruitful process. >> reporter: there was a follow-up phone call with house speaker john boehner, but a much different approach this week. the president's calendar is packed with sales pitches to the public, wh
their deductions? close loopholes? or raise their tax rates? today president obama meets with small business leaders continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle-class family will owe uncle sam another $2,200 next year. >> it seems to be the thing that we can all agree on, that middle-class families should see an extension of these tax cuts. >> reporter: some prominent republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we've been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it's tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that brudens the base and lowers rates. >> you don't raise rates, you just cap the amount of itemized deductions that taxpayers -- it hits the wealthy. >> reporter: the bottom line, republicans say americans borrowing too much money trying to keep medicare and social security afloat. lawmakers with the fix-the-debt coalition meet here tomorrow. >> there's going to come a point in time where we can't borrow any more mo
fiscal cliff president obama is taking his case to small business owners from across the country, meeting with more than a dozen at the white house, looking to avoid a year-end tax hikes and spending cuts. republican leaders will meet with a bipartisan group of former members of congress as list leaders as well as both sides hold the line on taxes. >> i'm willing to put revenue on the table to pay down debt and create a better economy but my democratic friends have to reform entitlements. what will make us greece is not raising taxes. what will make us greece is not fixing medicare, medicaid and social security. jon: white house press secretary jay carney says president obama will not give on extending current tax rates on wealthy americans. on entitlements carney says the president is open to changes except when it comes to social security. >> the president has long made clear that he is open to discussions about strengthening social security as part of a separate track. jon: so is the u.s. economy heading for a plunge over the fiscal cliff? with us now, associate editor and columnist fo
, there are late new signs na nobody is quite ready to cut a deal. another round of white house talks between congressional leaders and president obama was promised but is yet to materialize. a senate democratic leadership aide told us that staff level meetings p are meant to lay the groundwork haven't been very productive. one senate republican leadership aide accuses democrats of leaking details in order to portray republicans negatively. the aide notes that the talks are continuing, which ifrts can be read as some sort of progress. whether that's real progress or washington progress remains to be seen. >>> a lot to talk about starting with tennessee republican senator bob corker. senator corker, thanks very much for joining us. let's talk about grover norquist. no new taxes pledge. you said earlier in your career, you told cbs morning news earlier today and i'm quoting now, you said you're not obligated on the pledge adding the only thing that i'm honoring is the oath that i take when i'm sworn in this january. so what exactly did you mean by that? did you suggest, did you mean that under
, including the one, the consulate in libya. >> the united nations on september 25, critics charge mr. obama double down. >> the united states government had nothing to do with the video. i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. >> white house briefing spokesman jay carney was pushed for explanation. >> what your questions seems to suggest is that it is more important that i or others use talking point provideed by the intelligence community, than what happened in benghazi. >> a congressional memo by fox news said the al-qaeda affiliated terrorists were involved in benghazi and assault on embassies in yemen and tunisia. senior fellow suggested terrorist attacks on 9/11 were not isolated events but were potentially linked. >> bret: big deal. we will continue to follow it. thank you. congressional negotiations going nowhere fast, president obama is appealing to a different constituency tonight in his bid to back away from the fiscal cliff. we have fox team coverage. chief washington correspondent james rosen is at the white house to tell us about the presi
to attack her because they want to attack obama. >> mccain has been tenacious as far as leaks from the white house and looking under every corner there's not a piece of information that should have been kept from the public. i want to play sound from him on sunday where he seemed to suggest he would have more of a conciliatory attitude towards u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> is there anything that ambassador rice can do to change your mind about her? >> sure. she can give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took. i'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >> she could conceivably get your vote for secretary of state? >> i think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position. >> is this a case of bizarreo john mccain, the same guy that defended president obama against critics that said he was a muslim and can't be a president, and then he nominated sarah palin. >> i think it's another iteration of the game john mccain has been playing for a decade, goes on fox news and sounds like a moderate a
-- obama's reelection was the moment when traditional mrealized even their rich wives couldn't save them from being replaced. bill o'reilly, what are you talking about! >> the demographics are changi changing. the white establishment is now the minority. >> jon: yes, as american demographics have always been changing. and the old establishment always giving way to-- and presenting-- a new establishment, mr. o'reilly and mr. goldberg. ( laughter ) or perhaps mr. o'reilly is forgetting the-- hold on-- 19th century. ( laughter ) when people with names like o'reilly were described in the "christian examiner" newspaper with phrase like, "the ill-clad irish man is repulsive to our habits and tastes." by the way, the "christian examiner" newspaper at that time considered to be one of the more progressive newspapers by acknowledging the irish to be human. ( laughter ) here's "harper's weekly" on the 19th century threat to traditional white mesh. we gave them land fwages far better than they could obtain at home and come to us steeped in ignorance and superistition. nearly 75% of our crimina
according to this white house report. jay carney went on to say in this press briefing that president obama believes and understands that in order to achieve a deal, a compromise, that everybody has to make tough choices and he remains committed. but this is what he said about social security -- the white house is less interested in tackling the rising costs of social security during the current talks. so that is what is the latest coming out of the white house on the fiscal cliff talks. the two sides not scheduled to meet face to face. as you heard from the prevent of the congressional leaders are the weekend and the two sides separately meeting this week in washington with business leaders and as we said, unions are planning protests on capitol hill. a lot to talk about with the fiscal cliff in washington. we want to turn to all of you and get this tape on this idea of going off of the fiscal cliff. we will talk with glenn on our line for democrats, go ahead. caller: i would like to remark on how relatively quickly it sounds like the white house is willing to sell out. you know, if we go
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